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Mount Whitney

Mountain information
NameMount Whitney
Elevation14505 ft (4421.1 m)
Prominence10080 ft (3072.4 m)
Parent peakEl Pico de Orizaba
ListingUltra, US State High Point of California, 81st most prominent, SPS Emblem peak
LocationSequoia National Park / Inyo National Forest, California, USA
RangeSierra Nevada
First ascentAugust 18, 1873 � Charles Begole, Albert Johnson, John Lucas
Easiest routeMount Whitney Trail (hike)

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Mount Whitney is the highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14505 ft (4421.1 m). It is located at the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, just 84.6 mi (136150.5 m) west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater in Death Valley National Park (282 ft (86 m) below sea level). The western slope of the mountain lies within Sequoia National Park and the summit is the southern terminus of the John Muir Trail which runs 211.9 mi (341 km) from Happy Isles in Yosemite Valley. The eastern slope lies in the Inyo National Forest in Inyo County.

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